Israeli companies to collaborate on tomato for salty soil

09/20/2004 | Globes (Israel)

Evogene, a plant biotechnology firm, and seed producer Zeraim Gedera plan to develop root systems and seeds so tomatoes will be able to grow in high salinity soil. Because farmers in such tomato-growing centers as California and the Mediterranean region rely heavily on irrigation that uses increasingly salty water, they need sturdier lines of tomato varieties that will thrive despite the changing soil makeup, according to the companies.

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